July 20, 2006

Dear people of earth...

I've said it before but it appears I need to say it again.
DO NOT WEAR THESE SHOES IN PUBLIC.I repeat...DO NOT WEAR THESE SHOES IN PUBLIC.

These are great shoes. Sure. Who am I to say they're not great shoes? But please only wear them when you're gardening. That means mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, planting trees etc etc.

Do NOT wear them to the supermarket.
Do NOT wear them with a dress.
Do NOT wear them out for dinner.
I don't care how comfortable they are or how you're just running out for a quick something...Just don't wear them any time... unless you are gardening.

**EDIT**
Lifeguards may also wear them... but ONLY when working.

Thank you
The Management.

29 comments:

Ken said...

Probably shouldn't wear them mowing the lawn either. (safety etc)

heh :)

Emma said...

AMEN!!!

speedvegan said...

oh my... SO glad i was not drinking anything when i read this. thank you ! i've needed to laugh like that for a while !!

Melissa said...

double amen

edgeofnormal said...

They are vet tech shoes to me. You put them in the dishwasher to clean them! Nuff said.

Carrie™ said...

I guess they've invaded BC too, eh? Anything like this that becomes super trendy makes me so anti-whatever it is, I won't buy it. Even if these were like clouds on my feet and brought me to complete ecstasy I wouldn't be caught dead in them just because everyone else is wearing them. Sheep, baaaaaaa!

kinziephoto said...

lifeguards! lifeguards can wear them

Char

Jodi said...

i like them.

Carol said...

I cannot tell you how much I wholeheartedly agree with you...good lord...I just cringe when I see those on someone downtown and it reminds me of my mother and how she used to be mortified to see women doing the grocery shopping with curlers in their hair.

VeganLisa said...

Hey Sarah,
This is not at all related to your Crocs post. But I needed to write and say...Wooo hooo...you will be doing cooking demonstrations at the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair! I just got the email today describing the cooking demonstrations and I saw your name three times. I am very excited for that weekend. I hope you are looking forward to it too. I will rendezvous with you in Toronto!

Lisa

Nighttime_stars said...

Thank you management. Something seriously needed to be said about this fashion monstrosity. I was almost to the point of terminating my employment.

jenny said...

They make a person look like a gardening nurse who forgot to change her germy shoes before going on with her real life!

Courtney said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you. So do my friends and family. Dooce.com also agrees with you, albeit more vehemently. Check it out! Her war with her husband's Crocs will become the stuff of legends.

Autumn said...

seriously, these shoes are EVERYWHERE. over it!

Denim said...

yea, they are comfortable, and they shouldn't be worn in public, but for gardening they are horrible. Dirt and rocks, and sticks get in those holes. I've tried. Basically for me they are deck shoes, or picking my raspberry shoes.

jromer said...

i was going to get a pink pair. my brother told me to think about it as in, what would you wear it with? a straight man said this. you know it's a bad idea when even a straight man knows it's a bad idea. so i won't do it. your posting has galvanized my decision.

antaro said...

wowza. for hip open-minded folk, ya'll seem to care an awful lot about people's choice in footwear.

i'll go with function over fashion any day. but that is just me.

pleather said...

I read this post last night and laughed - and then this morning when I went to work I saw two professors wearing them! Noooooooo!

Kramers said...

Heidi has the very pair you posted!

Sarah's Blog said...

As long as Heidi only wears them while gardening or lifesaving... we're fine.

Danielle said...

They might be good at the beach, poolside, or in questionable public showers (like at the gym). But they are not to be worn outside.

Kramers said...

just because they are trendy, doesn't mean they are bad. Comfort is king!

Sarah's Blog said...

It's cause they fuggin ugly.

Richmonder said...

Looks like Jack Nicholson doesn't read your blog, Sarah!

http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Fashion/Archive2/0,1912,1922,00.html

KleoPatra said...

They look so good on Jack Nicholson tho. In blue, no less!

Dave Noisy said...

Ugly..so ugly...ban..must ban...

vegamy said...

Yep - totally agree. Years ago, I would see them at gardening shops. Now they're at Nordstrom. If you don't want to see people wearing these in public, don't visit Portland until the fad has passed - hopefully very soon...

I_left_my_heart_in_texas said...

I think that they rock. I have had so many problems with my feet with swetting and smelling. My wife says that I have a bad case of TRENCH FOOT, and for the first time in 10 years they are what I would like to say normal. Yes they are realy bad looking but thye have made my life better....jeff

Sarah's Blog said...

JEFF!
You have a pardon.

You are allowed to wear those shoes, but only if you never tell me the story of your feet EVER AGAIN!! :)

xoxo
SARAH